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Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
We are happy to report that state legislators in Richmond have passed HB1903 granting municipalities authorization to lower speed limits in business and residential areas. This allows municipalities to set speed limits as low as 15 mph to make streets safe. Previously local speed limits were set in Richmond. ArlFSS was instrumental in lobbying Richmond to make the change.
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
“Traffic fatalities increased nationally and in the Washington region last year despite a significant drop in travel because of the coronavirus pandemic.�Excessive speeding was cited as a leading contributor to the carnage.”
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
We can all recognize a road that feels like it’s meant for fast or slow travel, but what are the actual design elements that create this environment?
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
“Modeled on a Cambridge MA ordinance that mandates protected bicycle infrastructure citywide, the District’s approach to taming traffic deaths is being closely watched.”
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
“When correctly set and enforced, speed limits improve traffic flow and maximize all public road users’ safety.”
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Arlington's Families for Safe Streets
Save the date for the Accelerating Active Transportation Change in Northern Virginia, a virtual one day summit. https://transportation.gmu.edu/activetranspchange/

The recent winter weather prevented trail work the last two weeks and put our effort to uncover the trail behind schedule. We need 4 volunteers for the morning next Saturday https://t.co/b66BiI49oT and 8 for the afternoon session https://t.co/2m1PkI8fVW https://t.co/JEgWfZwnQu

In Virginia effective January 1st, 2021 it is illegal to hold a phone or other mobile device while driving. Do the right thing. Together we can keep our roads safe. #PhoneDown #HandsFreeVA https://t.co/S3MuvIVwOi

Arlington Families for Safe Streets has an exciting Agenda for tomorrow night. Will you join us? https://t.co/P79n2QRRXB

MADD joins @WRAP_org and others in opposing legislation in Virginia that weakens the impaired driving law. Virginia is one of many states considering legislation to reduce accountability for those who drive impaired. https://t.co/nt60k2WWah

In 2016 @CDCgov issued a report finding: "Compared with 19 other high-income countries, the United States had the most motor vehicle crash deaths per 100,000 population and per 10,000 registered vehicles"